Week in pictures: 24 – 30 April 2021

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

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image captionFrances McDormand and Chloe Zhao celebrate winning best picture for Nomadland, at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Zhao made history by also becoming the first woman of colour – and only the second woman at all – to win the best director award.

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image captionA patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurdwara – a Sikh place of worship – on a roadside in Ghaziabad, India. Oxygen supplies remain critically low across the country, where the second wave of coronavirus has brought the death toll to more than 200,000.

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image captionThe so-called Pink Supermoon rises above the Statue of Liberty in New York City. April’s full moon is named after pink flowers that bloom in early spring throughout the United States and Canada.

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image captionAndrian Melka puts the finishing touches to his two-metre high clay statue of Captain Sir Tom Moore at his home studio near York. The sculptor is crowdfunding to have the work cast in bronze, and if the target is met, he hopes it will be located in a hospital garden in Leeds.

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image captionPeople throw flowers bearing the names of the sunken KRI Nanggala-402 submarine crew, near Labuhan Lalang, Bali. The Indonesian navy vessel was found split into three pieces on the sea bed, with all 53 crew confirmed dead.

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image captionSoldiers pass a masked child as they patrol the streets of Antananarivo, Madagascar, during a weekend lockdown.

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image captionScotland’s First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, plays with children at the Bennachie Leisure Centre in Insch, as she campaigns with local candidate Fergus Mutch ahead of next week’s Scottish Parliament election.

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image captionDemonstrators clash with members of security forces during a protest against tax reforms in Bogotá, Colombia. Marches were held in the country’s major cities over proposals which include lowering the threshold at which salaries are taxed.

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image captionUS President Joe Biden lays out a sweeping investment plan for jobs, education and social care in his first speech to a joint session of Congress, in Washington DC. The Democrat pitched some $4 trillion (£2.9tn) in spending and called it a “once in a generation investment in America itself”.

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image captionA group of newly-hatched goslings on the water in Canary Wharf, London.

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